Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. The words of psychedelic drug campaigner Timothy Leary (1920-96) were quoted by Bar Council chair Maura McGowan QC (pictured) at last week’s Law Society event to mark International Women’s Day.

Obiter also heard Baring Asset Management general counsel Sandie Okoro warn delegates about ‘stealth bomber sex discrimination’ – you don’t know it’s there until it blows you to smithereens. Another delegate, exhorted to be more assertive and more like a man, said: ‘There’s not enough money in the world to get me talking about football.’